NASSCOM reports that 40% of the total 4 million workforces in India need to upskill in the next 5 years to keep up with the changing technology needs across industries. According to Coursera’s 2019 Global Skills Index survey of 60 countries, India ranked at #51 on most in-demand tech skills like machine learning and data science. We also ranked at #44 for top tech skills like Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Databases, IoT, Computer Networking, HCI, and Software Engineering. India Skills Report for 2019 mentions that only 45% of the graduating students are actually employable because most of the graduating youth do not have the required skill set to match with the available job opportunities in the industry. A recruitment firm Hay’s surveyed over 2K people and found that 77% of hiring managers shortlist an individual who has regularly upskilled.

Going by the stats it is evident that employers are on the hunt for “self-directed” learners who are continuously upskilling. Upskilling today is not just nice-to-have but has become a necessity to keep up with the constantly changing demands of the IT industry. We don’t know about you, but we at Springboard are always curious about bridging the world’s skills gap and always informed of how to help individuals further their career growth and development.

Bridging the World’s Skills Gap: Why Should you UpSkill?

The simple answer to this is: “Digital Transformation”. IDC estimates that worldwide spending on digital transformation is anticipated to touch the $2 trillion mark by the end of 2022. And a Gartner report predicts that 70% of the individuals have not yet mastered the most in-demand skills that will drive this digital transformation. India is facing a skills crisis to a greater extent and this is the most significant barrier preventing digitisation in India. Upskilling has become a necessity for individuals to plug this skills gap to help organisations make the most of their digital initiatives. It is also a key to successfully grab various opportunities for promotion to managerial roles and securing the job tenure.

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. — William Pollard

The skills you learned a year ago might not be sufficient for a rewarding career tomorrow. Remember, upskilling is a lifelong process to keep up with unprecedented technology and digital transformation. To know which skills you need to succeed in 2020 and beyond and then master them, you must know what technologies will have a widespread adoption across industries. The World Economic Forum predicts that by the end of 2022, there will be widespread adoption of technologies like cloud computing, data science, and machine learning, big data analytics, IoT,  and artificial intelligence. Embrace and upskill in these technologies for lucrative career growth opportunities.

Technologies like big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, cloud computing, etc. are no longer confined just to IT. With these technologies becoming the beating heart of diverse industries for digital transformation- a sheer reality is that there is a lack of skilled workforce to work on these technologies. Consistently upskilling and continuous learning has become the new normal for a successful career transition as the shelf life of technologies has reduced to a few months or a couple of years.

The skills you learned a year ago might not be sufficient for a rewarding career tomorrow. Remember, upskilling is a lifelong process to keep up with unprecedented technology and digital transformation. To know which skills you need to succeed in 2020 and beyond and then master them, you must know what technologies will have a widespread adoption across industries. The World Economic Forum predicts that by the end of 2022, there will be widespread adoption of technologies like cloud computing, data science, and machine learning, big data analytics, IoT,  and artificial intelligence. Embrace and upskill in these technologies for lucrative career growth opportunities. Technologies like big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, cloud computing, etc. are no longer confined just to IT. With these technologies becoming the beating heart of diverse industries for digital transformation- a sheer reality is that there is a lack of skilled workforce to work on these technologies. Consistently upskilling and continuous learning has become the new normal for a successful career transition as the shelf life of technologies has reduced to a few months or a couple of years.

Now the next important question that needs to be answered is how can one go about upskilling. Upskilling is best delivered- as in Springboard through 1:1 mentoring, project-driven course curriculum and the best of all – a job guarantee. 

Springboard Bridging the World’s Skills Gap

Today it is much easier to upskill just at the comfort of your home – thanks to the prevalence of e-learning providers like Springboard. Springboard helps individuals upskill through multiple training courses on the most in-demand skills like machine learning, data science, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and more based on what suits individual needs and career goals. With Springboard, you can upskill just with the same quality education like that of a full-time on-campus graduate degree, but with additional benefits of being able to learn on your terms-wherever and whenever you want to under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

Learning experiences are like journeys. The journey starts where the learning is now and ends when the learner is successful. The end of the journey isn’t knowing more, it’s doing more. — Julie Dirksen, learning strategy and design consultant 

The mission at Springboard India is to make a learner’s journey successful through a hands-on approach. All our programs combine engaging elements with specialized training modules, have project-driven course curriculum, mentoring, and come with a job-guarantee. With plenty of subject-matter experts to pass their knowledge along to help aspirants gain valuable real-world experience and career advice, upskilling is fun at Springboard.

FUN! Why should I learn something if it’s not fun?

Everything that’s taught at Springboard is fun to learn, be it data science and machine learning, data analytics, or AI because you get to learn through real industry-based case studies and examples that resonate with you and make your learning easier, quicker and effective. 

What Next? Upskilling is the New Normal for 2020 and Beyond

The world is never going to slow down. Growth of technologies is exponential, change is constant and upskilling is what you need to remain competitive. If you’re getting bored amid the Coronavirus lockdown without contact with the external world, it’s time to challenge your mind with something other than watching Netflix and playing PUBG. Springboard India helps you upskill in technologies like Data Analytics, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and UI/UX design that come with a 1:1 mentoring-led, project-driven approach along with career services and a job guarantee so you can make a smooth career transition while you’re confined within the four walls of your home. Talk to our career coach for valuable career advice on how you can upskill to nab that best possible job role with a higher salary that you’ve been looking for. 

Ladies and Gentlemen in the Lockdown, Keep Learning with Springboard to Future-Proof Your Career!